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February 2, 2012
By Tom Dalton
Staff writer The Salem News

The rows of chairs at Bentley School were nearly filled last year for two public meetings on a reuse study for the Salem Harbor Station power plant.

In attendance were city officials, environmental activists, and residents who live near the 745-megawatt coal- and oil-fired plant that is slated to close in 2014.

Also in the audience, listening but not speaking, were two executives from Footprint Power, a fledgling company from New Jersey formed to do just what Salem is trying to do: Find a new use for an old fossil fuel plant on its last legs. Read more.